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Church van rollover

Van carrying teen basketball team rolls overA van carrying a high school basketball team rolled over on the Indiana toll road Thursday night, sending three people to the hospital with serious injuries. A spokesman for City Baptist Schools in Hammond says another car was tailing the van, causing the van’s driver to speed up near the Gary exit, lose control and roll off the road.

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Indiana emergency officials are on the scene of an accident in which a van carrying several young people rolled over.

A van carrying a high school basketball team rolled over on the Indiana toll road Thursday night, sending three people to the hospital with serious injuries.

A spokesman for City Baptist Schools in Hammond says another car was tailing the van, causing the van’s driver to speed up near the Gary exit, lose control and roll off the road.

One 17-year-old student was thrown from the vehicle and pinned underneath.

He is listed in serious condition with bleeding to the brain and a rib fracture.

Another boy, 15, suffered head trauma.

The driver of the van — a teacher at the school — has a fractured skull. He is listed in stable condition.

Two other passengers were treated at a hospital and released.

Police say there were several witnesses to the crash who are working with the Lake County Sheriff’s office as the investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

Indiana emergency officials are on the scene of an accident in which a van carrying several young people rolled over.

The Lake County Indiana Sheriff’s spokesperson said the accident happened at the Gary Ave ramp to the toll road on Cline Ave.

The van was from Hammond Baptist Church and was had 12 people in it, several of them were younger and may be a sports team.

A 17-year-old was ejected and taken to the Gary Airport to be helicoptered to Christ Medical Center.

Four others were taken to the hospital.

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